IMAG0504Litter Free Guiseley members recently came to help collect litter in Parkinson’s Park prior to our Traditional Children’s Gala. Jeff Yates described the park as an “oasis” of cleanliness compared to many areas of Guiseley.

However,  I am very sad to report that some people are letting our reputation down; in particular the bottom copse and bench areas are being used for drinking, lighting of fires and even more worrying drug taking.  This is an area where children play !!20150927_144910

The latest shocking occurrence was the destruction of the gate at the Sheepfold entrance on Saturday evening, 26th September. Do you know who is responsible for these sheer acts of wanton vandalism?

Many long standing residents of the area will remember that before the Friends of Parkinson’s Park got involved the park had degenerated into nothing more than an unloved dog toilet and drug dealing den as can be seen from the pictures taken in 2010/2011.

Park in 2011

Park in 2011

I am sure that all our new residents and friends on the Edison Fields Estate and the Redrow estate would not want a return to those bad old days, with gangs of youths putting off everyone else from entering the park. We have worked hard with everyone’s support to change the park back to what it should be, a beautiful open space for everyone to enjoy.

If you know who is responsible for spoiling these wonderful areas please inform the local community policing service. They are available on or by phoning 101 which is the non emergency telephone number.

About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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2 Responses to DO YOU KNOW WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS? – Chris Parapia

  1. madiirwin says:

    Perhaps seeking some support from the youth service would be useful longer-term, maybe there are detached youth workers that would seek to develop relationships with the young people?

  2. Also what has happened to the gate at the top of the park near the field where the horses are?

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